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Gold Medal Contender: Abdulrashid Sadulaev, 86 kg

Abdulrashid Sadulaev - Russia

Name: Abdulrashid Sadulaev Country: Russia Weight: 86 kg Age: 20 Against Team USA: Has not wrestled Cox or Herbert, owns wins over Richard Perry, Phil Keddy, Clayton Foster and Keith Gavin in 2014 and 2015. Perhaps the greatest pound-for-pound wrestler in the world right now, the Russian Tank, aka Abdulrashid Sadulaev, has lost just once at the senior level. That ...

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Buffalo’s Rebuilding Effort is Picking Up Steam

Buffalo

University at Buffalo Head Wrestling Coach John Stutzman enters his fourth season guiding a program that had some problems he has had to clean up. The Bulls were barred from the post-season in 2015 due to an unsatisfactory APR. However, the team rebounded a year ago with three national qualifiers, all of whom return, and looks to be on solid ...

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5 Questions as the Olympic Games Approach

Jordan Burroughs USA Wrestling

With Fargo over and the opening ceremonies in Rio just under two weeks away, the focus of wrestling fans officially shifts to the Olympic Games.  We’ll have to wait a good while after the Olympics opens to see the best of the best take the mat, wrestling action begins August 14th, but there is a lot to ponder before then. ...

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Report: Lebedev Out for Rio (Updated)

Viktor Lebedev - Russia

UPDATE: Officials from Yakutia continue to insist that Lebedev will be in Rio, while media in other parts of the country are certain Aleksandr Bogomoev will be the Russian representative.  Other sources report that Russia will not have a representative at all, but it is not clear if they simply won’t name one or if they will not be allowed ...

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IOC: Russia Will Not Receive Blanket Ban for Rio

Anzor Boltukaev - Russia

Russia will not receive a complete ban from this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has, essentially, punted the decision to each sport’s governing body to make the call as to whether or not Russian athletes will be allowed to compete. The decision for all Russian wrestlers will now fall to United World ...

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The Tech-Fall Epidemic: 10 Points is not Enough

Leg Lace

In 2013, when the best-of-three periods system met its end, rule changes in freestyle and Greco made a takedown worth two points, instead of one. In addition, a takedown directly to an opponents back would now be worth four points instead of three. With these changes, and a return to cumulative scoring, it became easier than ever before for a ...

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Five Things From Fargo: Final Day

Nic Aguilar - California

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Top 5 NCAA Teams That Did Not Win A Title – Since 1979

Chris Perry - Oklahoma State

One of the wonderful aspects of wrestling is the ability of one wrestler to impose their will on another. Every wrestler is in charge of offense and defense. They can have a direct impact on how their opponent wrestles and whether or not they perform well or suffer. While this is a huge part of wrestling in individual matches, the ...

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Five Things From Fargo: Day Seven

Nick Raimo - Team New Jersey

The 2016 Asics/Vaughan Cadet/Junior National Championships begin Saturday, July 16th in Fargo, North Dakota. There will be wrestlers competing in the FargoDome for eight consecutive days, beginning with Cadet women’s freestyle and culminating on the 23rd of July with the Junior men’s freestyle final session. In between, thousands of wrestlers from across the country will battle for the coveted stop ...

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Gold Medal Contender: Aniuar Geduev, 74 kg

Aniuar Geduev - Russia

Name: Aniuar Geduev Country: Russia Weight: 74 kg Age: 29 Against Team USA: Geduev lost to Jordan Burroughs, 4-3, in last year’s world championship semi-final. Some of you may object to this article not being about Jordan Burroughs. After all, how can you write an article about a gold medal contender at 74 kg and not have it be about ...

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